Porcelain Crowns (Caps)
Tualatin Dentist Providing White Porcelain Caps
A crown (or cap) is a cover that encases the entire tooth surface – restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth structures that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of dental restoration.
At Candace L. Peterson, DMD
we are proud to offer our patients in the Tualatin, Tigard & surrounding areas with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns have become the most popular form of dental crowns over the year because they mimic the natural color of the tooth
, so they are hardly noticeable! These white crowns are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting and beautiful smile!
For Dental Crowns
There are a variety of reasons why
people may need to have a crown put in place, including:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
Does Getting A Dental Crown Involve?
A crown procedure can generally be
completed in about two visits to our office. Your first appointment will
include Dr. Peterson highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used
to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary
crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new
crown is created by a dental laboratory.
When your tooth is thoroughly numb, Dr.
Peterson will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shape the surface so
that it perfectly fits the new crown. Next, your temporary crown will be placed
with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting
During your second appointment, your
temporary crown will be removed and the tooth will be cleaned again. Next, your
new permanent porcelain crown will be carefully placed and secured to ensure the
spacing and bite are accurate.
You Receive Your New Porcelain Crown
Once your new crown is in place, we
will give you instructions on how to properly care for an maintain your crown.
It is important and strongly encouraged that you continue to schedule regular
visits to the dentist so that we may check up on your crown.
If you would like to learn more about
porcelain crowns please contact us at our Tualatin, Oregon office. One of our
team members will be happy to assist you as well as set up an appointment for
you to meet with our dentist.
We look forward to meeting you soon!